Pay back the money!

Pay back the money!

Trusting pensioners knotted in banking red-tape.

The tip-off was: why don’t you get yourself to the Hermanus Magistrate’s Court on Monday?  “Someone’s bringing a Small Claims case against Standard Bank. It relates to this widespread freezing of investment money following the African Bank failure. Could be interesting don’t you think?”

Rough justice, I thought. And initial impressions did nothing to change that view. A dilapidated old building with multiple prefab extensions, cracked and dirty lime-green walls, flaking paint, linoleum floors, fluorescent lights, stifling heat, the ubiquitous picture of His Corruptness peering down at all those who dare to enter. Is it any wonder there’s no respect for the law?

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